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Monday, June 27, 2011

AIM Audio Chat

I tried AIM 7 for the first time the other day and was actually impressed. I love AOL Instant Messenger, and though there may be have been other IM programs and concepts floating around before AOL, I fully credit AOL with developing Instant Messaging. All other messengers have followed in its shadow, despite AIM's failing in recent years.

AIM 7 has brought it back to life. Not only does it offer the usual functions (Sending/Receiving files and pictures, personalized WAV files, avatars, and font controls), it has added several new functions, including "Real-Time IM," "Blast Groups," Video and Audio Chat, and much more.

I tried the Audio Chat several times yesterday, though only with one person at a time. I'm not sure if it supports group chat or not, but one-on-one Audio Chats worked beautifully. There was no lag, the sound quality was excellent, and there was no feedback. In fact, the worst thing I can say about it is that it picked-up a lot of background noise.

All in all, I am overly impressed with AIM 7 and highly recommend it. It has always been the IM software The Weirding uses, and is now pretty much exclusive.

© C Harris Lynn, 2011

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